Here are the photo ops from OzComicCon. Action John is collecting Dr. Who companions. Here is Billie Piper who got a good laugh! Ben also mentioned on stage his most recent fanboy moment was getting her autograph! I also had him with Marina Sirtis courtesy of vinegardog. She looks amazing! If you have never seen her she is very Cockney and outspoken. She asked who it was and I said and her reply was “Oh the bloke who replaced RDA” 🙂
I have a few more pictures from the trio panel in Adelaide , hopefully a bit clearer! The panel was fun and different from the one the week before in Perth not just because of the questions but the actors themselves and spending a week together. Michael Shanks is always pretty honest and was on a roll this trip, which Ben mentioned at the beginning of the panel. My favorite question of the con was asking Ben if his personal experience in moving to Australia was like Crichton’s experience in arriving in the Uncharted Territories. David Kemper has alluded to this but it is the first time I remember this question being asked either as an audience member or watching a video of a con. Ben warmed to the question with an enthusiastic Yes! He went on to discuss the language issues and how every day there were words and phrases he didn’t get even when he thought he did. At Adelaide once again he, Michael Shanks and Cliff Simon lamented their lack of romantic scenes with Claudia Black. At his solo panel Ben once again spoke of the project he is working on — a video game (newest installment of a popular one) and the incredible technology that will keep him looking 27 years old 🙂 More info coming in June at E3.
A few more pictures from OzComicCon Perth’s panel featuring Ben, Michael Shanks and Cliff Simon. Photos thanks to vinegardog!
A few more pictures from OzCon Adelaide………..
Today was the Adelaide trio panel featuring Ben, Michael Shanks and Cliff Simon. All three of these guys do their best to give fans a good experience which means non-stop talking from Friday night, all day Saturday until 10 pm after the theme dinner and all day Sunday. I can’t imagine doing it yet they still gave us a good panel Sunday afternoon. Here are a few photos with more to come. Keep in mind a 5 minute rule for taking photos and if you share just link please 🙂
I attended OzComicCon Adelaide today. Ben was in great form. Billy Boyd was in the next auditorium and his room made a lot of noise when he was introduced and Ben went to the connecting door and stuck his head through and called out to Billy who came over and int our room while Ben went into his. They chatted. Then resumed their own panels with Ben promising to be quiet. He comes back on stage and asks if there are any Farscape fans(he was billed primarily as a Stargate guest). Crowd roars and he shushes them. He then asks if he can get a “Hell Yeah”. He gets one 🙂 There were several good questions including one about the rumored movie. He promised if it happens and he is in it he won’t stop talking about it! He also told about discussing it with Rockne O’Bannon saying his son was of an age to play the son because he was tall enough—-Rockne replied the Luxan genes were showing 🙂 A fan asked if she could ask Cameron a question. Ben straightened up and said “Yes ma’am”. The question was how would Cam give SG1 a pep talk. Ben said Cam was just happy to be on the team like the Galaxy Quest character. Then he said if Cam did try and give one —Carter would go —he rolls his eyes. Jackson would do this — double eye-roll. Teal’c would just—-stoic look. He also discussed directing Bad Kids Go 2 Hell. He said it is a grown-up job because people pretend your opinion/decisions are important. Of course he didn’t want to end and asked who was on next. Sanctuary was the reply. He said ohhh she’s hot with a big smile ( referring to Agam Darshi). More pictures to come —they had a 5 minute limit and were pretty strict.
I attended Perth Comic Con this weekend. Ben was one of the guests and was in good form Saturday. Sunday featured a n SG1 panel with Ben, Michael Shanks and Cliff Simon. Lots of stories including the discussion of how Daniel could have refused Vala in the red underwear resulted in laughter from the stage and the audience both! Apparently Ben went to the writers ad volunteered Mitchell for the mission! Both men lost their train of thought and said at the same time “What was the question?”. Filming was not allowed and photos of any kind only allowed the first 5 minutes. (at an earlier panel this caused Billy Boyd to question whether that applied to ALL of Australia!) However a dvd will be mailed out so I wll share then. Here are a few pictures thanks to Laura O
I will be having the birthday fundraiser this year after a hiatus last year due to personal issues. There will be several auctions again of signed photos/items as these seem to be the most popular. The charity will be Alex’s Lemonade Stand . We have raised money for this charity before and it has maintained it’s high rating. The donation system is much more user friendly than many other charities and does allow Paypal which will allow auction winners to pay the charity directly as well as many fans who prefer Paypal. The page will open on 1 October and run until midnight 11 December. Ben fans have contributed almost $10,000 over the last few years to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House. So save some money for a good cause!
Many of you have already seen Steve Schofield’s photos of Ben. I was waiting for permission to post them 🙂 Be sure and check out his site for his other work — I really enjoyed wandering! This is my favorite and I am placing a screen cap from 1997’s Nevada next to it. Time has been kind….
New Six Degrees. Images updated. Combined my two interviews for easy reading.
I am going to Australia in April and will be attending the two Oz Comic Cons that feature Ben as a guest. I will video the talks and may try and tweet as well. I am looking forward to hearing if there is anything exciting for us to be watching for! I continue to be amazed at all the new Farscape fans! Many are Ben fans as well which I love seeing them posting on social media. So if you are a new fan check out the Print page which features early interviews. There are other Ben sites which feature an abundance of screencaps marvelously done so you won’t find those here. Pictures are for all but I would appreciate it if you share it somewhere give credit 🙂 Small Pinterest board if you need a break from recipes and DIY !